Stacey Sproule is an emerging performance/installation artist. She has exhibited locally for the last couple of years. Trained as a painter she works with a concern for the formal elements essential in the execution of 2-dimensional work, but working in 3-dimensions. Her work focuses on memory, fictions, and the point where one becomes indistinguishable from the other. Working from a deep pool of somewhat arcane skills, Stacey’s work encompasses her many areas of expertise at once. Past works have put to use her seamstress skills, her cooking skills, and even her musical talents.
FADO Performance Art Centre’s 2008 Emerging Artists Series, Vivência Poética, pairs established artists with emerging artists in the creation of a collaborative performance work.
Diane Borsato & Stacey Sproule
Keith Cole & Diana Lopez Soto
John Marriott & Suzanne Caines
“The curatorial premise of this project required an emerging and an established performance artist to collaborate jointly, and in turn with participants within the space in which they work/present. I am interested in the relational aspects within the collaborative process between artists, and how it specifically pertains to questions of authorship, communication, tension, and pedagogy. I am certain that these collaborations will challenge the concept of relational aesthetics as it is outlined by Nicolas Bourriaud in his text Relational Aesthetics.”
~Erika DeFreitas, curator
This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?
yellow mandarin, mimosa
honey, chamomile, salt
narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer